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TEN THOUSAND VILLAGE IOWA CITY

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Environment

Location

105 S DUBUQUE STIOWA CITY, IA 52240 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.

Description

Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted gifts, home decor, jewelry, personal accessories, textiles, art & sculpture from across the gl obe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of more than 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products. For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has been establishing long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans lack opportunities for stable income. All artisans are fairly paid for their products. Thousand Villages' vision is that one day all artisans in the developing countries will earn a fair wage, be treated with dignity and respect and be able to live a life of quality.

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